British Army veteran powerlifter Micky Yule

Commonwealth Games Heartbreak For Powerlifter Micky Yule

The Afghanistan veteran again finished fourth in the men’s heavyweight powerlifting final...

British Army veteran powerlifter Micky Yule

Forces veteran Micky Yule has just missed out on a medal for a second successive Commonwealth Games, after finishing fourth in Australia.

The result in the men's heavyweight powerlifting final on the Gold Coast is the second time the Scot has finished just outside the medals, recording the same result at the Glasgow Games in 2014.

The lifter lost both legs serving in Afghanistan in 2010 while serving with the Royal Engineers, and in the build-up to the Gold Coast Games underwent revolutionary surgery to implant him a new form of titanium prosthetic, in a process known osseointegration.

Following his medical discharge from the Army, he was selected for Team Scotland to compete in powerlifting at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The veteran has also previously competed at the Rio Paralympics and won gold at the 2016 Invictus Games.

Prior to flying out to Australia, he said his next focus would be the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

The Royal Navy's Petty Officer Sean Gaffney was unable to medal with his three lifts in the same competition.

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